WINNIPEG, MB -Today the Government of Canada announced a major investment in the Canada Research Chairs Program at The University of Winnipeg. Dr. Christopher Wiebe was appointed Canada Research Chair in Quantum Materials Discovery, strengthening UWinnipeg's position as a centre for scientific research and innovation.
Dr. Wiebe receives a Tier II $500,000 award - $100,000 annually over a five-year term. His research focuses on the new materials that now define our world, from the electronics inside an iPad to the superconducting magnets inside MRI machines.
UWinnipeg Research Chair Elected to Board of Professional Scientific Body
WINNIPEG, MB Dr. Charles Wong, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Toxicology at The University of Winnipeg, has been elected to the North America Board of Directors of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC).
An eclectic assortment of talks guaranteed digestible!!
All are welcome (feel free to bring your lunch).
Wednesday, Sept 12 Dr. Tabitha Wood, University of Winnipeg, Department of Chemistry. "It's time to try something new: The chemistry of rearrangements."
Wednesday, Sept 26 Dr. Christopher Wiebe, University of Winnipeg, Department of Chemistry. "The chemical world seen through the eyes of the neutron."
Wednesday, Oct 10 Dr. Charles Wong, University of Winnipeg, Departments of Chemistry and Environmental Studies & Sciences. “Toxic waste for fun and profit: Understanding occurrence, fate, and effects of emerging environmental pollutants."
Wednesday, Oct 24 Dr. Rob Currie, University of Manitoba, Department of Entomology. “Collapse of honey bee colonies: to bee or not to bee”.
Wednesday, Nov 4 Dr. Asia Shvarzman, Antex Western, Research and Innovation Division. “Geopolymer technology.”
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